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Linda Shuman Durst, MD

Associate Director, Psychiatry, Hartford Hospital


Institute of Living


Psychiatry, Board Certified < Not accepting new patients for this specialty
Geriatric Psychiatry

Areas of Interest

Developmental Disorders, Mental Health

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Office Locations

  • Terry Building

    200 Retreat Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106
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Dr. Durst comes to IOL from the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, where she was Chief Medical Officer. At the same time, she served as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine. She has worked in all levels of behavioral health care, including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, residential and nursing home, achieving expertise in the treatment of behavioral dyscontrol in intellectually disabled adults as well as grief therapy.Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Durst attended college at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State College of Medicine. She completed her internship at Pennsylvania Hospital and residency at The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, devoting most of her final year of residency to specialty training in Geriatric Psychiatry. She has worked as both an administrator and clinical teacher, serving as a medical director of both inpatient and outpatient programs and teaching medical students and residents from the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Jefferson Medical College, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy.Dr. Durst has received awards for writing, teaching and clinical skill and has been recognized as a Best Doctor in America since 2009.



  • University of Pennsylvania 1976-1980 BA, Biology

Medical School

  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine 1983-1987 MD


  • Pennsylvania Hospital 1987-1988


  • Pennsylvania Hospital 1988-1991

Faculty Appointments

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Psychiatry, Assistant Clinical Professor

Professional Organizations

American Psychiatric Association
Connecticut Psychiatric Society

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